I don’t smoosh my blog with ads. I like it that way. It’s a design thing that I think works well with what I’m trying to bring out in blogging…which is basically myself. When I put ads into the equation, it doesn’t really add up. Don’t get me wrong, I like money. I like to have a lot of money. I like to bum around doing nothing too. So why wouldn’t I like to bum around, write a couple of words and get paid for basically nothing that I did? You couldn’t say no to that so why wouldn’t I? The answer is simple.
Because no one would buy nothing.
The way I understand it is that advertisements you put up are dependent on the content that you have. So for a lot of people, it makes perfect sense. If you’re a food blog, you’re going to expect ads for food stuff. If you’re a travel or photography blog, you’re going to expect ads specifically for the same resource. Same goes with specific blogs for blogging or the internet or even erotic porn blogs. It makes sense to have ads for blogs like that. Why? Because at the end of it, your readers will be the ones that come back for the content that you have and while a large portion will ignore whatever advertisements you put down, that minuscule niche you carved will click on it and that amounts to the regular income you will earn and not just random clicks from readers duped into believing that it was a valid link.
So where do I come into this? Nowhere. My blog is a personal blog. At best, it’s also a commentary blog. It says so in 9rules and as such cannot be contested unless I say otherwise. Even so, both types are dependent on my own personal thoughts and opinions about any random thing, including this topic. So who are my target readers? People who like food? People who like sex? People who like sex with food? The answer simply goes back to “just people”.
I have no target niche to aim for. Whatever I write, builds up from the fact that I write simply for myself first and whoever bothers to take notice second. I expect those that do come back to read whatever I have wrote to be people who share the same sentiments on whatever I put down, which given my unusual sense of perception, to be in numbers that can be counted with one hand.
Given that knowledge, do I really expect to make any kind of earnings from my blog? Not a damn cent. Whatever that makes my blog special, isn’t going to be something that I can take to the bank. So regardless of the ads that you will see on my blog, they aren’t going to scream something to be clicked on or as sponsors you can count on. They are simply there because “why not?”
Yet despite all that, why do you suppose other people smoosh their blogs with ads if they have no content or niches to cater to? Do we really need to monetize our blogs when we don’t even have a reason to blog? What do you think?